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New 666hp Lamborghini Urus S revealed with larger luxurious focus | Autocar India

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Urus now will get two-model line-up with S placing larger emphasis on consolation and customisation.

For the primary time since its debut in 2017, the Lamborghini Urus has two fashions in its vary, and no, this doesn’t embody the cosmetically enhanced Pearl Capsule and Graphite Capsule restricted editions. The handling-focused Urus Performante was revealed simply final month, and it has now been joined by the Urus S.

  • New facelifted entry stage Urus mannequin
  • Will get uprated 666hp V8 from the Performante
  • Comfier adaptive air suspension as commonplace

Very similar to the Aventador, which took on the ‘S’ suffix for its mid-life replace, Lamborghini’s super-SUV has performed too, and as was the case then, the automobile has been enhanced each cosmetically and mechanically. With the Urus S, nevertheless, there appears to have been a concerted shift in the direction of larger luxurious and customisation, serving to draw a definite line between it and its extra driver-focused stablemate, the Urus Performante.

Lamborghini Urus S and Urus Performante: design similarities and variations

Each fashions signify the mid-life facelift for the vastly profitable Lamborghini Urus super-SUV, though going by Lamborghini’s model-naming conventions, the Urus S will possible be positioned barely decrease because the beginning mannequin within the vary. It will get delicate beauty updates like a brand new bonnet with cooling vents, a barely extra aggressive entrance bumper with extra black parts, and a barely re-profiled rear bumper too. Lacking are the dual-tone bonnet and prolonged roof spoiler of the Performante, and its new set of Pelope 23-inch alloy wheels; the previous Urus wheel designs from 21-23 inches return, with some new designs too.

The Lamborghini Urus S inside is strictly the identical as earlier than, however there’s a larger luxurious focus this time within the alternative of supplies, which has grown a lot wider and permits for a lot larger customisation. The launch automotive, for instance, reveals a extra subdued chocolate brown all-leather inside with distinction stitching and darkish trim inserts, not like what’s often proven on a Lamborghini. This, the model says, “underlines the high-performance credentials of the Urus S whereas delivering understated and timeless luxurious”. The darker colors with shiny contrasting parts and use of Alcantara now defaults to the sportier Urus Performante, however with the customisation Lamborghini is promising, it’ll possible be accessible on the S too.

Lamborghini Urus S and Urus Performante: mechanical variations and similarities

The Urus Performante wound up the output from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from 650hp to 666hp (the torque remained at 850Nm) and this new engine spec has discovered its means below the bonnet of the Urus S. As earlier than, energy goes through an 8-speed torque converter computerized gearbox to all 4 wheels, and within the Urus S the 0-100kph time has been introduced down from 3.6sec to three.5sec. This continues to be essentially the most highly effective iteration of this VW Group V8 engine with out electrical help.

An enormous distinction between the 2 fashions is the suspension set-up, as whereas the Urus Performante moved to a set of sporty, lowered, fastened coil springs for a lot extra aggressive dealing with, the Urus S retains the adaptive air suspension from earlier than. This could not solely permit for larger trip top and the potential to raise the SUV for actually treacherous terrain, but in addition imbue it with a comfier trip throughout. With the change to sports activities suspension, the Urus Performante additionally misplaced out on its off-road modes, getting a single ‘Rally’ mode as a substitute. The Urus S, in the meantime, brings again all three off-road modes – Sabbia, Neve and Terra (Sand, Snow and Mud), along with Strada, Sport and Corsa (Avenue, Sport and Monitor).

Urus is Lambo’s highest promoting mannequin ever

It’s no shock the Urus has grown to develop into Lamborghini’s highest promoting mannequin of all time in a span of lower than 5 years. It joined the super-SUV increase on the proper time, one thing arch rival Ferrari has solely reluctantly determined to do, and for a lot of, it was the unique model in a sensible package deal (and positively the wild styling) that made it engaging, maybe extra so than the outright efficiency.

Which is why splitting the vary right into a sporty Performante mannequin for driving fanatics, and a extra luxurious and customisable S variant within the vein of rival and fellow VW Group model Bentley, makes much more sense. Furthermore, this isn’t the final Urus variant we’ll see, as a hybrid model is on the best way too, possible utilising a model of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-hybrid’s 700hp, V8 PHEV powertrain.

Will the Urus S and Urus Performante launch in India? Undoubtedly. If something, the size of the SUV’s success in India has been even larger than it has globally. The model delivered its 200th SUV in India in July this yr, and the Urus now accounts for half of all Lambos ever offered in our market. It’s going to possible come quickly, too, because the model has been launching its fashions right here quickly after their international debuts; in truth the unique Urus itself got here to India only a month after its international launch. Lambo stated we may see the primary deliveries of the Urus Performante earlier than the tip of this yr, and chances are high there could be a couple of Urus S deliveries squeezed in too.

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